Welcome to 25manna Flemingsberg! 

We welcome all clubs and participants to Flemingsberg on October 8-9:th. In the beautiful Flemingsberg forest, approx. 8,000 participants will run the relay on Saturday, and approx. 4,000 participants are expected for Sunday’s middle distance. The arena is easily accessible within walking distance of Flemingsberg station. If you arrive by car or bus, see separate information. To find your way around the arena when you arrive, see the arena map and the map of club tent locations. Our well-sorted catering Café Gaffeln offers a large selection of savoury food and snacks.

OK Södertörn and Snättringe SK are looking forward to exciting competitions and wish you all a wonderful orienteering weekend!

News

8 October, 2022

Stora Tuna wins 25manna Flemingsberg

Stora Tuna OK with Emil Svensk on the final leg took the relay victory in 25manna Flemingsberg after a dramatic fight against Eskil Kinneberg, OK Kåre, and Max Peter Bejmer, IFK Göteborg.

It became extra dramatic when Stora Tuna due to an organizer’s mistake had to wait for the start on leg 23. Tove Alexandersson, who ran second last for Stora Tuna, however, made a strong leg and was able to make up part of the distance. Emil Svensk was then sent out on the final leg in the lead, closely followed by OK Linné, OK Kåre and IFK Göteborg.
In the end, the margin of victory was 4 seconds for Stora Tuna, who took their fourth victory in 25manna. OK Kåre finished second and IFK Gothenburg third, 10 seconds behind the winners.

319 teams started in this year’s 25manna relay. The organizers Snättringe SK and OK Södertörn hope you have had a nice day in the forest and hope to see you again for the middle distance.
Next year’s 25manna relay is organized by IFK Tumba and Tullinge SK in Lida. Welcome back!

 

Vinnare 25manna 2022, Stora Tuna

2 October, 2022

Memories from the competition in Flemingsberg in 2006

This year, 25manna is held for the fourth time in Flemingsberg forest! The last time it was held,in 2006, the Finnish orienteer Topi Anjala was the first to complete the firstleg.Take a look at the old map and relive Topi’s memories from the competition in Flemingsberg in 2006.

What do you remember from 25manna 2006?

– In 2006, I decided to participate in the competition at the very last moment. I got the first leg in Hyvinkään Rasti’s team. I remember that I had run a race of about 30 km the weekend before 25manna and I had a lot of pain left when I stood on the starting line of the 25manna. I wondered if I would be able to run at all.

– I remember that my starting position was quite far behind the front. My choice of route to the first control was via a road and I had to outrun a lot of people. Pretty quickly I still saw the leading runners. The orienteering actually went well, I didn’t make any big mistakes. At the penultimate control, the others got a little unsure and I got the chance to run away and I actually managed to get to the finish line first. Later in the competition, our team unfortunately got a mispunching, but we forgot the disappointment during our journey home with club mates.

How are you as a relay runner? What is important to think about as a runner on the first stretch?

– I especially like the first leg. I have always liked competing “man against man” and there are many such situations on the first stage. Nowadays, my tactic is usually that I follow the reactions of the leaders and make my own choices during the forks. As a runner on the first leg, it is important to have a good balance between your own orienteering and how much you follow others’ route choices. It is also extremely important to be accurate in the orienteering and the choice of route to the first control.

How do you usually prepare for relays?

– I don’t usually prepare much for relays or other competitions. I can’t speculate too much right before competitions but I just have to trust that all the orienteering training over the years has helped. I also trust that I can adapt to the prevailing terrain and situation.